The Lush Life: Beautiful Lawns and Gardens

From a stately home in Greenwich to a chic modern home in California’s wine country, these lush outdoor spaces are sylvan extension of the elegance and color found indoors.

Artful Greenwich Manor

Designed in 2013 by award-winning architect Dinyar Wadia, the 18,000-square-foot estate known as Amarpali combines stylistic inspirations from the French countryside, elegant American classicism, and a host of modern comforts and amenities. European-inspired gardens, swaths of emerald lawn, colorful flowering plants, and alfresco entertaining spaces—among them a sunny patio with a fireplace and a fountain—surround the home, which is sited on three secluded acres not far from downtown Greenwich.

Offered at: $29,500,000
Location: 471 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830


Southampton’s Normandy House

No expense was spared in the impeccable renovation of this majestic 1930s estate on Southampton’s Agawam Lake. At the end of a tree-lined drive, the approximately 8,000-square-foot manor enjoys water views from nearly every room—including its five bedrooms, a light-filled living room, and a stately library or office—as well as the outdoor living and entertaining areas. The 5.57-acre property features a pool, a pool house, a guest cottage, a tennis court, terraces overlooking the lake, and a vast verdant lawn with cool, shady spots beneath mature trees.

Offered at: $24,900,000
Location: 412 First Neck Lane, Southampton, NY 11968


Stylish Wine Country Retreat

Minutes from downtown Napa, Yountville, and St. Helena, this approximately three-acre estate offers peaceful privacy, carefree stylish living, and idyllic mountain, sunset, and vineyard views. It encompasses a modern 5,537-square-foot home, a guesthouse, a three-bay car barn, and outdoor living and entertaining spaces. On the impeccably landscaped grounds, paths meander among ancient olive trees, an oak grove, an orchard, a swath of emerald lawn surrounding a heated pool and spa, and rose, dahlia, and herb gardens.

Offered at: $22,500,000
Location: Oakville, CA 94562


Villa Il Cortile in Palm Beach

This enchanting waterfront villa reflects the refined Mediterranean style for which Palm Beach is known. It offers approximately 7,500 square feet of indoor-outdoor living space and is centered around an exquisite landscaped 900-square-foot courtyard. With shade trees, thriving bougainvillea, other lush tropical foliage, loggias, a charming fountain, regal brick in a striking chevron pattern, and water views, this is the perfect backdrop for elegant entertaining. The enticing pool is surrounded by an expansive emerald lawn on the banks of Lake Worth.

Offered at: $20,995,000
Location: 670 Island Drive, Palm Beach, FL 33480


Pebble Beach’s Casa Ladera

Perched on an ocean-view bluff in Pebble Beach, this regal 1920s Spanish Colonial–style villa was impeccably renovated by illustrious designer Juan Pablo Molyneux. Its serene interiors include a colorful salon, a library, a grand dining room with reflective surfaces that sparkle by candlelight, a breezy terrace with a vista of the Pacific, and six restful bedrooms. An idyllic private oasis, the courtyard gardens feature tall shade trees, emerald grass, meandering pathways, and archways accented by vibrant hand-painted tilework.

Offered at: $16,500,000
Location: 1658 Crespi Lane, Pebble Beach, CA 93953


Sutton Place Gem

Dating to circa 1899, this handsome four-level townhome near the shops and restaurants of Sutton Place has been lovingly preserved. Its sun-filled 3,600 square feet feature four bedrooms—including a full-floor master suite—a magnificent parlor level, an eat-in chef’s kitchen, high ceilings, original wood cabinetry, and eight fireplaces. French doors open to an idyllic landscaped garden and terrace courtyard, perfect for festive indoor-outdoor living and entertaining.

Offered at: $6,500,000
Location: 442 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10022


Historic Santa Fe Compound

Dating to 1922, this estate is one of Santa Fe’s architectural treasures. Once the home of esteemed artist William Penhallow Henderson, the Pueblo Revival adobe residence underwent a detailed restoration that paid careful respect to the home’s heritage while adding the comforts and conveniences of 21st-century living. The 1.4-acre estate also features a guesthouse and exceptional gardens that include lush lawn, colorful flowers, and mature shade trees—with patios, portales, and paths for appreciating it all.

Offered at: $3,350,000
Location: 555 Camino Del Monte Sol, Santa Fe, NM 87505

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